Alabama resident Morgan Cochran still remembers shelling peas as a child while watching movies at the drive-in theater. In the small town of Gu-Win, more than an hour outside Birmingham, Blue Moon Drive-In Theater was a popular destination for people from surrounding communities to come together under the stars.This Sunday, Blue Moon Drive-In will transform its big screens and parking lot into an outdoor church, creating a makeshift spiritual community in the age of coronavirus.Cochran said she will be among those attending services from the safety of her car.“Last week, the seriousness of it all took a toll on me,” said Cochran, 33, a nurse. “I really needed church.”As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to prompt stay-at-home orders throughout the country, churches are finding new ways to reach their communities. Some faith leaders whose churches were forced to close are streaming their services online. Others host gatherings outside where people can feel connected while maintaining a safe distance.In a time of uncertainty, fostering community can feel like a lifeline, said Harry Saylor, senior pastor at Faith Fellowship Church of Winfield, which will host church services this weekend at Blue Moon Drive-In.“People want to connect to something stable,” Saylor said. “From our

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